World Population Day

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World Population Day aims to draw attention to the many issues related to human population variations and to discuss the development programmes at work and the benefits these initiatives bring to the world’s populations. 

 

World Population Day was first held in 1990 in over 90 countries. Established in 1989 by the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme, this date was chosen to commemorate the day on which the world’s population reached 5 billion people, 11 July 1987.  

At Moneytrans we wish to promote this day, which deals with themes that are close to our hearts such as education, women’s empowerment and the promotion of gender equality.

 

Population issues at the heart of the fight against poverty and the promotion of sustainable development

While the world population, which currently stands at 7.6 billion, grows by about 83 million people each year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue (projection of 11.2 billion people in 2100).

Investments in reproductive health, disease prevention, education, empowerment of women and promotion of gender equality would contribute significantly to poverty reduction and development.

 

Family planning is a human right

This year, the United Nations celebrates the theme “Family planning is a human right”.

A special year since it marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, recognized worldwide as a human right. 

Declining fertility rates depend largely on the ability of men and women to take informed decisions and their access to reproductive health commodities and services. About 225 million women worldwide want to avoid or delay pregnancy and are unable to do so because they lack access to necessary information and services, or are not supported by their families or communities. Most of these women live in the world’s 69 poorest countries. 

 

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